Friday, 18 May 2018

Fifi Boudoir Set

Thank you for all of your kindness and messages, they filled my heart. Just changing the scene on my blog today to something light and sunny that I had ready in the background - you know me never short of anything to show!

When I say this is my favourite indie pattern, I am not exaggerating. This is my fifth set: two I have made as gifts, one for me with long bottoms and another version I made using the top pattern to make a swimsuit hack. I love the detail which is such a joy to sew on the machine. The instructions give such clear seam allowances for each stage that everything just falls into place all with enclosed french seams.

The pattern is however a bit of a fabric pig by which I mean it gobbles up a large piece. To combat this you can use bought bias binding which saves cutting large strips out of your fabric on the bias.

The pattern does warn against fabrics with a stripe because the top is cut on the bias and the shorts on the straight grain but I got away with it in this background stripe. The fabric was donated last year in a fabric bag. 

I got a chance to use my bias binding foot which makes for a neat finish on the edging. Another foot used for my 2018 resolution list.

 An exceptionally pretty set for my Summer holiday suitcase which will be packed in a weeks time.

I did say I had been sewing a lot in the rainy Easter holidays!

Do you have a pattern you use over and over again? Jo xxx


  1. What pretty little pj's. I'm an experienced sewer, but would love one day be able to make a set or two of these.

  2. Well that’s a pretty pj set love the colours.

  3. These are so pretty! I absolutely love the bias binding.

  4. Looks like high end lingerie to me - lovely.

  5. Gorgeous and what lovely fabric. You do get donated some fabulous pieces. x